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  1. Lost Australian sheep yields 30 sweaters worth of fleece

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    CANBERRA, Australia — A lost, overgrown sheep found in Australian scrubland was shorn for perhaps the first time on Thursday, yielding 40 kilograms (89 pounds) of wool — the equivalent of 30 sweaters — and shedding almost half his body weight.

    Before his burden was lifted, Chris the sheep was found in the Australian bush carrying 89 pounds of wool. [AP/Getty Images]
  2. Donald Trump has woman tug his coif to prove 'It's my hair' (w/video)


    GREENVILLE, S.C. — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says his trademark hairdo is for real.

    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has a supporter, Mary Margaret Bannister, check to see if his hair is real during his speech to supporters during a rally at the TD Convention Center, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, in Greenville, S.C. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro) SCRS125
  3. Cat videos? Cat people take over real-life events (w/video)

    Human Interest

    What a felicitous night! A legion of exultant fans lay on blankets in the outfield of CHS Field, while thousands more filled the stands, there to participate in one of this region's grand summer pastimes. Not exactly the beloved state fair, but close.

    Christine Keller is the Cheshire Cat at the Internet Cat Video Festival in St. Paul, Minn.
  4. Pet boarding pampers cats and dogs with luxury vacations


    When Boris and Anastasia vacation, they prefer to stay in a deluxe three-story suite, dine on tuna mackerel and lobster consommé, and spend their time on an iPad.

    Shannon Muller visits her Russian blue, Boris, at his Morris Animal Inn enclosure that includes small beds, a flat screen and a clock.
  5. For the first time in MLB history, home teams win all 15 games


    Home sweep home.

    When the Seattle Mariners beat Baltimore 6-5 in 10 innings Tuesday night, it marked the first time in baseball history all 15 home teams won on the same day.

    Seattle Mariners' Austin Jackson, center, is mobbed by teammates after hitting in the game-winning run against the Baltimore Orioles in the 10th inning of a baseball game Tuesday in Seattle. The Mariners won 6-5. [Associated Press]
  6. Watch the video: Astronauts eat space-grown lettuce for the first time ever


    Space travel is magnificent, okay? On Monday, a group of astronauts harvested the first samples of lettuce grown on the International Space Station. Then they ate it. Folks on Earth got to watch a live stream of the historic salad preparation.


  7. Woman loses arm to alligator in Seminole County

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    An alligator attacked a woman swimming in the Wekiva River in Seminole County, biting off her arm just above the elbow on Saturday afternoon, officials said.

  8. After his half-mile journey, 80-pound pet tortoise reunited with owner (w/video)

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    MIAMI — A South Florida woman has been reunited with her 80-pound pet tortoise after he escaped earlier this week and managed to get about a half-mile away.

    Destiny Gonzalez, 12, and Dante Gonzalez, 17, pet Zulu the tortoise before his owner picks him up ib Wednesday. The family found the tortoise Tuesday in Hollywood and the Miramar Police Department helped them locate its owner. [Carli Teproff | Miami Herald via AP]
  9. Akela the wolf-dog returns home after days on the loose in northern Hillsborough

    Bizarre News

    TAMPA — Maybe Akela was tired of running.

    After three days on the loose in Hillsborough County, Akela the wolf-dog returned to HorsePower for Kids on Thursday.
  10. After detour through St. Petersburg thrift store, cremated remains bound for family

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    ST. PETERSBURG — Sorting through piles of incoming donations a few weeks ago, workers at the PARC Thrift Store came upon a box they knew would never be slapped with a price tag.